A great firm requires clear vision and strong leadership. Vision gives a company its reason for being, its core values and defines its passions. Leadership provides a company with inspiration and energy, and nurtures its talent.

Senior Principals

Michael E. Hickok, FAIA, founded the company 29 years ago and has guided the firm through its continuous growth and transformation. His extensive design experience and thoughtful management style provides continuity for the firm and is the firm’s foundation.

Yolanda Cole, FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP, merged her company with Hickok’s firm in 2003. She brings over 30 years of base building and interior design experience ranging from large-scale, international mixed-use projects to small specialty projects in the DC region. Her enthusiasm and spark are catalysts for action which drives the firm toward its goals.


John J. Bisch, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer
Laurence Caudle, AIA, Director of Housing
Sean P. Wayne, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, Director of Interior Design

Associate Principals

Annie McCall, IIDA, LEED AP
B. Devon Perkins, AIA, LEED AP
David Wahl, AIA, Director of Project Operations
Elba Morales, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Jessica Maples, IIDA, LEED AP
Mark Ramirez, Assoc. AIA, Director of Corporate Office
Rhea Vaflor, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, Director of Lifestyle
Robert L. Holzbach, AIA, LEED AP, Director of Staff Operations
Sarah Barr, Creative Director

Senior Associates

Amy Shavelson, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C
Andrew Schmidt, LEED AP BD+C
Ashkan Sepassi, AIA
Bertin L. Radifera, AIA
Bryan Chun, AIA, LEED AP
Jason Ovalle, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Jason Wright, AIA, LEED AP
Jeff Lockwood, AIA
Matthew C. Rohr, RA, CDT, LEED AP ID+C
Paul Quast, AIA, LEED AP
Ryan Sloan
Shelly Mrstik, AIA, LEED AP
Starr Ashcraft, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Stefano Sani
Thomas Corrado, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP


Erika Owings
Erin Flynn
Erin McNamara, LEED AP
Greg Woodruff, AIA
Guil Almeida, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Assoc.
Holly Lennihan, LEED AP
Jessica Zullo, LEED Green Assoc., Director of RVA Studio
Kerron Miller, RA
Sophia Lau, Assoc. AIA
Tammy Lippman
Todd Martin
Toma Vailikit, Director of Information Technology
Quy Nguyen